Friday, October 2, 2015

Five on Friday

I'm linking up with April today for Five on Friday!

Happy October! I can't believe it's October 2nd already. Summer is officially over and Fall is in full swing here in St. Louis. It was a chilly 50 degrees on my way in to work today. October is one of my very favorite months. I love all the Fall decor, Pumpkin everything and the fun Fall fashion. Now if we could just skip Winter and head right into Spring that would be perfect for me. ;-)

I am so excited because tonight I will be going to a book signing for some of my very favorite bloggers. John and Sherry Petersik from Young House Love are on their book signing tour, and I couldn't be more excited that they'll be here in St. Louis tonight. Though they don't really blog anymore, I keep up with them on Facebook and Instagram and with remodeling our new house, their blog is something I refer to very often for ideas. I have followed them for many years and am really looking forward to getting the chance to get their new book signed tonight. :-) 

We are having our pool closed today. I'm kinda sad that it looks so nice and we haven't gotten to use it, but since the Fall temps. have officially come to St. Louis this week, the pool must be closed. It seems kind of silly that we got it back in shape just to have it closed, but since it was so green, we couldn't have the dirty water sit there all Winter long. We are so looking forward to getting to use it next year!! It's going to be such a fun space for our family. We're looking forward to doing some concrete work around the pool and replacing that pathway down to the pool. Plus we'll add a new white vinyl fence all the way around the yard all in the Spring... but for now, it looks about a million times better than it did a month or so ago when we bought it and I'm so excited to see it and be able to use it when we're done next Summer.

Our new kitchen has gone through quite the transformation in these last couple weeks. My dad has worked hard to get all the plumbing and electrical work done so we can now move on to more of the fun stuff. :-) Here's a progression so you can see what I mean. :-) The last picture is from yesterday, after my dad put up the new drywall. :-)

I'm also really excited because tomorrow we are throwing my sister a little baby shower for her 3rd baby boy at my Aunt's house. I can't believe we are just 8 weeks (or less) away from meeting my sweet baby nephew Emerson!! I can't wait to celebrate tomorrow and see all the cute baby stuff she gets. :-)

So it will be another packed weekend for me. Book signing tonight, baby shower tomorrow and 2 more photo sessions for Storybook Photography. Should be busy but very fun!!! Have a great weekend everyone!